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Washington University Global Studies Law Review

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Higher Education Is A Human Right, Heidi R. Gilchrist Jan 2018

Higher Education Is A Human Right, Heidi R. Gilchrist

Washington University Global Studies Law Review

Higher education is a human right. In the United States, we have become complacent about the skyrocketing costs of higher education where yearly expenses at many highly selective universities well exceed the median income of United States workers. We need to change the dialogue about higher education so that it does not become a luxury only the wealthy can afford. This article examines the right to higher education under international law and argues that it is already an established right and not a luxury item. Additionally, not only is a higher education a human right, but it has an important ...